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Travel to open spaces, but not to the mountains

Feature · On 12 May 2020 by Lesley Williams

The Government has relaxed rules related to travel and unlimited exercise, however there is an important and unified message coming from various authorities in mountain areas. Please DO NOT drive...
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Walking and cycling from home in Cumbria and Lancashire – the Cicerone team share their views

Feature · On 15 Apr 2020

Walking and cycling from home provides a welcome relief, and a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's easy to discover new routes and views, even if...
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Lancashire Cycleway South: The ideal mini-tour

Feature · On 14 Jul 2019 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett encourages some keen cyclists to try a cycle tour for the first time by explaining to them that you can cycle tour in the style you prefer -...
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Hidden Gem – five rivers in Cumbria in a single day walk

Feature · On 27 Jan 2019

The Cumbrian countryside to the north of Kendal is home to no less than five rivers; the Rawthey, Lune, Mint, Sprint and Kent which begin life in the high fells...
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In the garden of Eden

Feature · On 25 Nov 2018 by Vivienne Crow

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are...
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Walking in Eden: my favourite walks

Feature · On 31 Oct 2018 by Vivienne Crow

Cumbria’s Eden Valley offers walkers a huge variety of experiences: from the hills and limestone pavement of the Yorkshire Dales to the salt marshes of the Solway Firth… and everything...
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Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 1 Jul 2018 by Rachel Crolla

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to...
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Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 26 May 2018 by Rachel Crolla

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile coast-to-coast...
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Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Feature · On 14 Apr 2018 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge...
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Walking with young children - exploring a tidal island

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Rachel Crolla

Rachel Crolla and family set out on a storybook adventure to strand themselves for the day on uninhabited tidal island of Hillbre off the coast of the Wirral in Merseyside...
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A wealth of walking on the Isle of Man

Feature · On 10 May 2015 by Terry Marsh

As the second edition of his guidebook to the Island is published, Terry Marsh recalls some of the highlights of visiting, walking and geocaching on, and writing about, the Isle...
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Secret Walks in North-West England

Feature · On 16 Dec 2014 by Lesley Williams

Although little known as a walking destination, the Eden valley is no untouched wilderness - it has been inhabited for thousands of years.